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OCU Students Plan Explosive Seminar | Free Workshop Offered on Indoor Pyrotechnics
OKLAHOMA CITY— Students of Arts Management at Oklahoma City University and the OCU Student Government Association are offering a free workshop that’s guaranteed to light up the room. The free workshop, set for 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at OCU’s Freede Wellness Center, will cover indoor pyrotechnics giving participants a look at how fireworks are executed indoors, legal issues and safety tips. Live demonstrations of special effects and electronic firing systems will be part of the presentation. Students and individuals who want to work in the entertainment industry, such as managing a concert hall or sports arena, are encouraged to attend. David Rosenbaum, president of North Texas Pyrotechnic Productions, will give the presentation. “Pyrotechnics are currently used somewhere every day in the entertainment industry,” said Rachel Jacquemain, OCU professor and director of the OCU Entertainment Business Program. “These materials are an extremely risky business. We are excited about offering to our students and the community at large an opportunity to learn about the safe handling of these effects.” For more information or to register, contact Jacquemain at (405) 208-5809 or email rjacquemain@okcu.edu. The Freede Center is located at N.W. 27th St. and Florida Ave.